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  1. Consultation on climate change 'hit by study's delay'

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The validity of a just-launched three-month public consultation exercise over Hong Kong's climate-change strategy has been called into question after the government ... to release the climate-change study- worked on by a consultant for the past 30 months- as he as he was unable to provide a finished report yet. 'The report is not yet completed... and it may ...

  2. World-class consultant lowers the bar for its cowardly client

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One of the world's leading engineering and consulting firms, Ove Arup, has a reputation as a company that offers 'outstanding solutions'. However, its study on the air ... consultation on air pollution it did not proudly announce the expected quantified savings and benefits from its proposals. Instead, when it came to the air quality objectives, it said that the benefits ...

  3. Mayor pledges to spruce up image of Guangzhou

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... brighten up, maintain properties and make sure that disputes are resolved. The most important thing is the image of the city,' he said. One of the main challenges facing Guangzhou's urban ...

  4. Government can curb pollution by buying state-of-the-art buses

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... districts. The photo accompanying the letter - an image of pedestrians, at the roadside, covering their mouths - provided the perfect response. I lived in Hong Kong in the early 1990s. Pedestrians ... suddenly, at my doctor's instruction, I quit cycling. Mr Pang makes the obligatory reference to public consultation and says: 'We have spared no efforts in introducing further air quality ...

  5. It's time to impose laws to help clear the air

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are involved. But it's not too late. The recently-ended consultation on a review of air quality objectives gives authorities a chance to take firm action. Recommendations laid out in the consultation document were tepid, meeting only the lower standards suggested by the World Health Organisation. For a city as wealthy as ours, with so many resources, we should be striving to do ...

  6. Wind and storms give Beijing breathing space

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... of photographic and TV images beamed across the world in recent days. Dr Du dismissed reports in Monday's state media that quoted a leading environmentalist, Zhu Tong, as saying further government measures could include taking up to 90 per cent of privately owned cars off the road in a last-gasp attempt to make the air safe and improve the host nation's global image. 'I do know ...

  7. Still up in the air

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... 'Pollution has not only tarnished Hong Kong's image as an international city, but also greatly affected our health. It is high time we faced up to the problem.' There's more. He said ... to 1987 even though the government has spent millions of your tax dollars in public consultations on new targets. There are still thousands of polluting vehicles, including buses, on our roads. ...

  8. The famed Spring City is running on empty

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People are watching Jinan's Baotu park for signs that the long drought is ending A 15-year drought has dented Jinan's image as the 'Spring City', leaving the famed ... understand their problem, a Beijing-based water expert says. Ma Jun, a researcher with the Sinosphere environmental consulting firm and author of a book about China's water crisis, said: ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... target date and a road map to get there. Perhaps WWF should work with different consultants. Or maybe it is only interested in saving wildlife on our planet and cares less about the effects ... to their image Anti-rich sentiments have reached levels that threaten the business environment and social harmony. You read reports in papers and magazines about favouritism being shown towards Hong ...

  10. Climate campaigners win an extra month

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Environment officials bowed to pressure yesterday and extended public consultation on options for tackling climate change by a month, to January 10. The consultation ... that the Environment Bureau had not released the report on which the consultation document was based. Their calls were answered when the bureau also released the 81-page report yesterday, along with three ...




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